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Need to buy a new beefy half ton. Tundra middle choice but gaining ground

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by doughboy, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Jan 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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    doughboy

    doughboy [OP] New Member

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    Help make the tundra take the lead

    I'm an independent operator delivering bread. I'll be pulling a 16ft enclosed aluminum trailer with at most 4000 lbs daily.

    4x4 or 4x2 I don't know which as I don't really go off road.

    Indeed your experience and knowledge as I like the tundra but really don't want to drop $45k plus. I can but rather not. Indeed the best bang for the buck
     
  2. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

    ToyotaTundraMike Not A New Member

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    You shouldn't have to drop close to 45k unless you want one of the most expensive packages with some upgrades. I would personally go with the SR5 model and add whatever you want to it for way less than 45. I ended up getting a really good deal on the base model and I couldn't be happier with it (still has a lot of great features such as the back-up cam).

    You can't go wrong with a Tundra, and you definitely won't regret it! I think I speak for 99% of members on here when I say that we love our trucks.

    If you aren't doing much off-roading I would stick with the 2 wheel drive as it will save you some $$ as well as gas mileage (according to Toyota's specs).
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:27 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome! u can get a TRD with the off-road package with the tow package for 30K'ish.

    I will never not own a 4WD again. Granted, I use it here with our weather, but it's better to have it and not need it vs not having it and needing it.

    Regarding towing, check out this thread.
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    usmp97

    usmp97 New Member

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    I'm in Southern AZ, I was able to get a 15 CM SR5 with front bench for about $33. Although 2WD, I have my Tundra and havent encountered a 4WD situation yet. The traction control works well. I had to go cheap to get the bench here. Wanted TRD, but with the help of this forum, I have a LONG list of upgrades to do
     
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  5. Jan 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    doughboy

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    Thanks so much. I need a super crew as I have tall kids who need all the leg room. That is what drives the price up.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    doughboy

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    I'm in NW Louisiana. Not much in the way of bad weather except lots of rain.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    csuviper

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    Welcome!
     
  8. Jan 27, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    csuviper

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    5.7L Crewmax is the way to go. SR5 is just fine but the TRD Offroad adds some good features. Limited if you want the added comfort items.
    You are probably ok with a 2wd but if your planning to travel then you should probably get the 4wd to avoid getting stuck in a northern state.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Welcome from Florida. I went with a base model, Access cab, 2WD, 5.7L and I occasionally haul an 8000lb travel trailer with it. It pulls that hog like it's not even there. The reason I chose the 2WD model over the 4WD is because it doesn't snow here and we have no mountains! I'm not going to go to the mud waller or do any serious off roading! It was an extra added expense I didn't need and the added gas mileage wasn't worth it to me. Our local electrical authority uses Tundra's for their supervisors truck and trouble shooters trucks. They have very little down time!!! Change the oil and a Tundra will out live you. I paid $30K for mine. Oh yeah......They look bad ass too!
     
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